Indiana Area Senior High School

Homecoming signs: cringe or cute?

By Michael Jadzak

Making a sign to ask a partner out for a dance can be considered a tradition by many. This year, students at IHS share their opinions on Homecoming signs and determine the majority feeling if they are cringe or cute. 

Many students have their opinions on signs, which plenty have already made and received them.  Sophomore student Edmond Lin gives his opinion on Homecoming signs, “ I think using signs for Homecoming could be cute, but some people use it just to brag that they have a date to Homecoming.” Some students take the side of Homecoming signs being cute rather than cringe.

Of course, if anything is done correctly, it can’t be all bad. Junior Richard Cortez states, “I think they are corny to an extent, I don’t feel it’s that big of a deal for Homecoming. I wasn’t asked for a sign, and I feel like it’s the right move.” Signs may be more popular and better to use around the time of the prom. Richard Cortez was asked if he was making a sign, to which he replied, “I was planning on making a sign after I was asked, because my partner wanted one, but I’ve second guessed myself because I think it’s too corny.”

Setting, timing and appropriateness all play a huge factor whenever asking someone with a sign. It can be in school, after school, in a field, on a hill, etc. Senior Daniel Carpenter was motivated to make a sign. He expressed, “I chose to make a sign because I cared, and I chose a good location because I wanted to give her a good experience.” When he was asked if Homecoming signs were cringe or cute, he replied, “I feel like if it’s done right, Homecoming signs can be very cute.”

[Photo by Michael Jadzak] “Senior student Trey Adams works on a Homecoming sign.”

With the students who were asked if Homecoming signs were cringe or cute, the majority ruled in favor of cute. The ones who had made a sign favor cute rather than cringe, which would explain why they made one, and why it is seen as a traditional way to ask someone to Homecoming.

Michael Jadzak
Michael Jadzak is a senior and fourth-year reporter for the High Arrow. He enjoys writing, watching Pittsburgh sports, and going to the gym. He is excited to continue writing articles and leave an impression after four years on the High Arrow staff.

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